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"More where that came from, Washington!"
"More where that came from, Washington!"

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I've often said I sympathize with longtime Capitals fans -- maybe they haven't been through quite as deep of a Spano as the Isles have, but they were tortured bridesmaids for two decades. Fom Peerless Prognosticator, a great rundown of the Caps' encounters with the Isles in the old Patrick Division days:

As much as the contemporary Capitals are defined in their rivalry against the Pittsburgh Penguins, their Patrick Division rivalry with the New York Islanders in the 1980's and early 1990's might have been more intense.


From the Peerless' Patrick Division post, a classic Smith moment: